Saturday, April 02, 2011
By Jami Floyd : IAFC Blogger
President Obama has been very busy lately, what with Japan, the budget, not to mention launching an attack on Libya. Still, the president himself has been under fire. The leader of the free world, it seems, isn't free to take a break from the real-world madness to partake in a little March Madness.
Rush Limbaugh: “The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down nearly 300 right now. My guess is that the Street really doesn't like Obama's NCAA bracket."
Sean Hannity: "The NCAA tournament picks, I'm sure they're really important for ESPN, but maybe not at this particular time."
Newt Gingrich: America needs "a commander-in-chief not a spectator-in-chief." The list goes on; but you get the idea.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Virginia Commonwealth University, ranked number 11, turned the college basketball world upside down yesterday, with an upset win over the number one Kansas Jayhawks, earning a trip to the Final Four of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. VCU now faces Butler, while Kentucky goes against Connecticut. Takeaway sports contributor, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, believes VCU's huge upset and deep journey into the tournament will give the team a huge boost, with top prospects actually considering going to the school.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
- FINANCE TAKEOUT: As a natural resource, crude oil is arguably the keystone of our entire global economy. It seeps in to the cost of every aspect of our travel, business, development, production and even how we farm our food. New York Times Wall Street and finance reporter Louise Story says that while it’s been an historically tumultuous decade for international oil trade that, these days, the price of oil is staying relatively still.
- SPORTS TAKEOUT: Last night UConn took on Florida State University and the University of Kentucky went up against Oklahoma. Sports correspondent Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, recaps last night's women's Final Four, in the NCAA Basketball Tournament.
Monday, March 29, 2010
- CONGRESS: President Obama issued 15 recess appointments on Saturday. The procedure allows senior federal officials to be appointed without confirmation from the Senate. Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich explains the procedure, along with the Republican reaction.
- SPORTS: Sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin recaps the weekend's action in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament and looks at who's left in the Final Four.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
After the earthquake, injured Haitians flooded the hospital. Now, some of them are cured, but like the 700,000 other homeless Haitians, they have nowhere to go. So they turn to their doctors for help, adding to the overstretched workload of the medical staff.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
- CONGRESS TAKEOUT: Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich answers listeners' questions on how the health care reform will affect them.
- SPORTS TAKEOUT: The NCAA women's basketball tournament heads to round two with the favorite (U-Conn) still in the lead; but, is an upset on the way? We turn to Takeaway sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Northern Iowa upset number one-seeded Kansas on Saturday in the men's NCAA basketball tournament. This year's season has proven to be poisonous for the number ones. Takeaway sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin tries to make sense of the madness of this year's tournament.
Takeouts: Can a $940 Billion Health Care Bill Really Reduce the Deficit?, Upsets in the NCAA Tournament
Monday, March 22, 2010
- Financial Takeout: How can a health insurance reform bill, which costs $940 billion, reduce the country’s deficit by over $1 trillion? Louise Story, Wall Street and finance reporter for The New York Times tells us that if you read the fine print closely … it doesn't!
- Sports Takeout: Sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin has the latest results from the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
With the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament set to start Thursday, many brackets are due by noon today. If you haven't gotten yours in yet, we've got some last minute tips from freelance sports writer and contributor to SportingNews.com and the Wall Street Journal, Dan Shanoff.
Monday, April 06, 2009
See what Michigan State will bring to the game in this clip of MSU's Durrell Summers from Saturday's game against UConn.
Watch Cardinal player Angel McCoughtry block an Oklahoma player in the semifinal game.
Friday, April 03, 2009